Jan 26, 2008

GETTING RID OF PESTS

Fleas and Ticks

Wash pets with castile soap and water, dry thoroughly, apply an herbal rinse made by adding 1/2 cup fresh or dried rosemary to a quart of boiling water (steep for 20 minutes, strain and cool. Spray or sponge onto pets hair, massage into skin. Let air dry, do NOT towel dry as this removes the residue of the rosemary.


Roaches:

1) Mix equal parts boric acid with flour , sprinkle around cracks and crevices

2) Mix equal parts boric acid with sugar, sprinkle around cracks and crevices

3) Mix equal parts boric acid with corn meal, sprinkle around cracks and crevices

4) Diatomaceous earth (pure silica): sprinkle around flours, cracks and crevices

5) Cucumber peels: set out on counter tops overnight to repel roaches

6) Mix Borax with a little brown sugar and flour and sprinkle behind appliances, under sink, and in corners. Cockroaches carry the mixture back to their nests.


CAUTION: Boric Acid and borax can be toxic to children and pets, keep well out of their reach and inform other household members of the whereabouts and purpose of the borax and boric acid dough and/or powders.

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